UK wants “urgent action” on tire-wear particles

London – The UK government has launched a push to tackle the impact of particulate and ‘plastic’ pollution from brakes, tires and road wear, with the 11 July publication of a report on the issue.

The study, by the ‘air quality expert group’ (AQEG) calls for “urgent action” to address the problem of pollution for tires and brakes.

In its report, the AQEG cited predictions that particles from these sources will account for 10% of UK emissions of PM 2.5 – of diameter less than 2.5 micrometres…

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